Prince Kitsune trained all his life to become a leader in the king’s wars for supremacy, but the fearsome monarch dashes those dreams and banishes his devoted son. All is not lost—to reclaim his birthright, Kitsune must kill the son of his father's rival. A son possessed by fiery magic. A son of whom there is no record.
Outside of the capital walls for the first time, Kitsune struggles to survive cursed wilderness and political intrigue while executing his mission. He meets the enigmatic, dark-haired Myobu and discovers magical Yokai spirits, dark family secrets, and strange new feelings for his companion.
As the two men forge a path through the region, an unrealized and untapped power blossoms within Kitsune. It is the magic of the Yokai, capable of unspeakable destruction, and it grows stronger each day. Could he use this gift to slay his target, or would it destroy all that he loves?